The vampires of the future are more than seductive, fascinating, and deadly, they are eternally undead!
Meet the eternal predator that humanity never ceases to find both fascinating and terrifying. Evolve 2: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead moves this creature beyond 2012, through this century and into the next. We humans will evolve, but so will they! Whatever apocalyptic events that lie ahead for our species, for the planet, vampires will be there too, helping or hindering, effecting or infecting us. Time is on their side, but it may not be on ours. Featured authors include: Tanith Lee, Kelley Armstrong, John Shirley, Thomas Roche, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Heather Clitheroe, Erika Holt, Ivan Dorin, Michael Lorenson, Jason Ridler, David Beynon, Eileen Bell, Peter Sellers, Sandra Wickham, William Meikle, David Tocher, Leanne Tremblay, Ryan McFadden, Steve Vernon, Bev Vincent, Anne Mok, and Sandra Kasturi.
About the author
Award-winning editor Nancy Kilpatrick has published 18 novels, over 190 short stories, five collections of stories and has edited eight anthologies. Much of her body of work involves vampires. Nancy writes dark fantasy, horror, mysteries and erotic horror, under her own name, her nom de plume Amarantha Knight, and her newest pen name, Desiree Knight (Amarantha's younger sister!) besides writing novels and short stories, and editing scripts, a stage play and a non fiction.
"Nancy Kilpatrick is, quite simply, one of the finest anthologists of our time. Evolve Two contains beautifully written, edgy stories as mesmerizing as the archetype they celebrate—that predator par excellence, the vampire. From an homage to Twelve Angry Men to a trip to Mars; a heartbreaking deal made between two friends, and the promise of a year-long night—Evolve Two takes us far beyond nosferatu's origins, and blasts us along the vampire's evolutionary trajectory. Evolve Three, please?" — Nancy Holder, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Crusade
"Evolve Two: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead is a full-spectrum vampire anthology, with stories catering to all forms of the vampire legend. There's something here to please all undead aficionados (or perhaps that should be 'aficionados of the undead'...I can't speak to the vital signs of all the book's readers)." — Kevin J. Anderson, Editor of the BLOOD LITE anthology series
"Vampire tales to quench everyone's thirst — a killer anthology!" — Lois Gresh, New York Times Best-Selling Author of Blood and Ice and Eldritch Evolutions
"Vampire tales to quench everyone's thirst — a killer anthology! Nancy Kilpatrick shows us the future of all things vampiric: angst, dreams, medicine, criminal trials, apocalyptic cravings, and of course, blood." — Lois Gresh, New York Times Best-Selling Author of Blood and Ice and Eldritch Evolutions
"Vampire junkies, vampire justice and a poignant meeting of the living and the undead. One of the most astonishing—and thought-provoking—short story anthologies I've ever read." — Elaine Bergstrom, author of Shattered Glass and Mina...the Dracula Story Continues
"In her introduction, Nancy Kilpatrick tells us there will be no stereotypes in Evolve Two, and she's as good as her word. The characters in these very original vampire tales range from hip urban huntresses to vicious cage fighters to lonely astronauts, the settings from isolated farms to futuristic underground courtrooms to post-holocaust deserts. Evolve Two is speculative fiction at its full-blooded best." — Lisa Morton, Stoker Award-winning author of The Castle of Los Angeles
Other titles by Nancy Kilpatrick
Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre. Neo-Gothic fiction inspired by the imagination of Edgar Allan Poe
Close Encounters with the Reaper
Vampire Stories of the New Undead
Chilling Tales of the Great White North
The Vampire Stories of Nancy Kilpatrick
An Anthology of Alternate Canadas